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Evening Reflections

Evening Reflections
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Copyright: Richard Vincent (earthtraveler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-26
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lakes of Canada, lovely landscapes, National Parks of Canada [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-12 7:44
Viewed: 5148
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On the evening of our last day in Banff National Park
while driving along the Icefields Parkway I spotted this lake in all it's glory. Like Evelynn has described before it was one of those STOP! times.

ISO 100
F-stop 4
Exp. 1/250th sec.

Thank you for taking a look and to you who choose to share your thoughts...I appreciate it.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To smurali: Thanks and Polarizer use.earthtraveler 1 12-03 07:08
To Evelynn: Talking about the weather...earthtraveler 1 09-12 12:34
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Hi Richard

I, too, often have those times as well. I'm glad you stopped. the pictyure is a beauty. the reflection is stunning, just enough of a ripple to make it look like water, but not too much as to hide the refelction and a patch without reflection at all.

Great shot and well stopped.


Beautiful place, Richard.
Well presented shot with nice colours and details.

Wow great shot
beatifull llandscape and colours
great composition
very well done

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-12 8:21]

Hi Richard,
i think i would've stopped for some time here! What a spot and what shot! Beautiful image, composition is excellent the lighting is superb...this really is a sight for sore eyes. Great Shot, thank you for sharing this.

hello richard,
excellent landscape, well composed shot, nice pov, reflections look very beautiful,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Richard,
My compliment towards this outstanding landscape photo of mountain!
good low pov with total sharpness, vivid colour and details as a whole, the reflection is just amazingly beautiful!
perfect exposure and focus
thanks for sharing

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-12 9:05]

Hello Richard,
It's a beautiful place...Scenery is lovely. Composition, colors, POV, DOF, light and the reflections look very good. TFS
Best wishes,

A wonderful place, Richard, I love the moment, so silent and peaceful.
Could also be a motive for Bob Ross - do you know him? Haha ;-) Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

WOW Richard,
C'est digne d'une carte postale! Les couleurs sont magnifiques. La netteté est impecable (pour une ouverture de F4). Ça donne le goût d'y aller. les reflets sur l'eau sont très beaux et superbement bien cadrés dans ta photo...


This is a rich image Richard. In good light my Panasonic really saturates the colors too. This is a classic landscape shot, with great sharpness and good exposure. I've not seen Banff when the weather was this nice. If one wanted to a little bit of detail could be retrieved in the underexposed trees. Nice work!

Evelynn : )

Hola Ricgard.
Magnifico paisage de montaña.Muy buena la luz y bellos reflejos.Un saludo.

Hi Richard,

Outstanding landscape photo !
The colours and the composition are perfect, great light and reflection too.


Hello Richard,

Wonderful picture full on interesting lines, shapes and colours. I can almost hear the silence.

Thanks for sharing,


Hi Richard,

This is a wonderful landscape photo. Just like a postcard. I like your POV. The trees on both sides has a V vorm. Your look is now drawn to the middle of the photograph to the beautiful line game of the mounts on the BG. Nice details and beautiful colors. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-12 13:45]

Amazing reflections! Wonderful landscape with great color and light

Impresionante luz y colores. Dan ganas de coger un avión y volar hacia allá jajaja. Preciosos reflejos. Maravillosa toma Richard.
Un saludo desde España: J. Ignasi

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-09-12 19:08]

bonjour Richard
surperbe image de ce paysage tout en reflet. C'est fraîs, net et lumineux.


Hi Richard,
A painting of the nature!
Simply perfect: colors, illumination, sharpness, at last...
Congratulations for the excellent work!
Thanks for sharing!
José Roberto

This is amazing....wonderful rich colors. Great reflection. Superb composition. Just for fun I looked at it on its side and the shapes are wonderful. :)
A fantastic shot!!

Yo do so well in this location. As I have mentioned before, you have a particularly good eye for landscapes such as this. Nicely done.

Hi Richard,
Beautiful landscape scenery! Vibrant colors in this well composed scene. Great reflection, and great sense of depth to the shot.

Hi Richard,
What a stunner. This is surely a must stop situation. Even dinner can wait when such wonderful light hits a scenery like this. I love the clarity in this photo and how the sun gave you such wonderful rich colors. The distorted reflection of the mountains on the lake is very beautiful.

It is good to know that this location is reachable by car. Our plan is to visit this location next summer and I surely want to see this in real.


hi richard

wonderfull landscape shot great colours, reflections good dof :-)


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-13 11:35]

Hello Richard,
This Banff landscape is a classic beauty that is enhanced by the evening light that casts decorative shadows. I don't think I would have thought of the UE trees until Evelynn mentioned them, but I think the overall impression of this technically first class shot is very pleasing.
Well done and TFS!

Hello Richard a very sharp shot with a fine weather moment lovely reflections and superb view light looks just spot on tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-13 15:38]

Truly stunning colours! The reflection in the water is fabulous
Great details, PoV and composition

Hey Richard, Wow what a shot just superb, excellent dof, and the colours are stunning, just beautiful to look at, glad you stopped to share it with us Cheers Rick

Hello Richard,
what a splendid landascape, colors ans sharpness are fantastsic, excellent point of view and perfect composition very well framed,
thanks for sharing,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-09-13 23:25]

Wow Richard,
Very nice capture, great POV and composition
great colors, I love the mountain reflection on the water


Hello Richard
Very nice scene you captured,
Great reflection,lighting and composition,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-14 2:42]

Richard excellent landscape and lovely picture. the shot is so superb and lovely view. Ganesh

Banff NP is a glorious place on the planet earth and your image brings out its beauty very strongly, Richard.
A very well composed shot that fills me with a deep sense of peace and quiet.
Thanks for looking at my latest picture and writing your kind words on it.

Hello Richard,
This looks like a real postcard :) Everything is superb here! I love this reflection, composition, exposure, DOF and beautiful details. This is a place I should visit someday. Thanks!

hi richard!
mighty and beautiful picture
with good composition and a
nice reflection!
good work!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-14 11:14]

Hello Richard,
What a beautiful scenery. Clear colours and light are marvelous. Perfect composition. Nice reflections.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-14 21:21]

Hello Richard

Post card quality,the colours and reflections are beautiful.What a scene it is dazzling.Who would not want to visit this place after seeing this wonderful image.TFS


Great picture with beautifull and very realisti colors.I like your point of view,the depth in this picture and the reflection very much.Sharpness couldn´t be better and you did well with the frame.

Hi Richard,

Fantastic landscape you've taken!!
Beautiful colours and reflention and superb sharpness.
Very well captured and TFS,

Very pleasing composition, a wonderful view with reflection Richard..The evening light has given the image a 3D look.
Crisp detail, great colors :)
Very well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-17 11:55]

Hi Richard,
Just marking the post for now, will be back with a proper critique later.

Hi Richard
wonderful photo
it looks like a painting
very nice colours and depth

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-10-01 10:10]

one of the mirror shots that DO work..not to much detail in the lake gives an impressionist view of reality
both are pleasing and have their place in our mood times
mrs crow also points me in the right direction as i let my mind wander under a tree or at a 'pit stop'

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-06 4:25]

Hi Richard

This is a truely splendid landscape shot!
I really like the moment of the day you took this at, the impeccable reflection on the surface of the water and the composition you managed to ocreate.
The expsure here is spot-on and it also came with an amazing set of colors and tones. The vivid green of the trees looks so great against that charming blue of the sky and mountains.
The POV is excellent and the details everywhere are very nice and sharp.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Richard,

I apologise for my long absence. The hectic pace of life leaves one little time for relaxation and hobbies.

What a lovely landscape. You had incredible DOF here. A beautiful scene with such nice light. Very well done, I like it very much.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-04 1:35]

Hello Richard, that's a beauty for sure, very sharp and crisp image with a very good composition and great reflections. Well done my friend.


Great shot ! Fantastic and nice view.

This is beautiful. I still have not visited this part of Canada. I came close to it When I visited Alberta in September this year. This is wonderful. Did you use Polarizer?
- Murali Santhanam

Hallo Richard
Very nice view and exact title. I don't know which image I like the most, the original or reflected. Amazing composition and beautiful colours. Perfect point of view and great depth of field. One can easily get lost in yourself looking at a landscape like this. So peaceful and serene. Nature at its best, no sounds of the daily rat race interfering with the silence. The mood and atmosphere here is just terrific. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

Howzit Richard,
A stunning scenic view of this tranqual lake and mountain area.Excellent DOF and nice detailed shot in general.Well done and TFS.

Hi Richard,
Lovely place. If I head out that way I will look for this lake.

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